David Gold confirms Doneil Henry could make rare appearance, Parfitt-Williams included

West Ham United take on Blackburn Rovers on Sunday afternoon.

David Gold has taken to Twitter to admit that defender Doneil Henry and forward Djair Parfitt-Williams are both in West Ham's squad to face Blackburn Rovers.

The Hammers, who beat Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup, now face a trip to Lancashire to face Blackburn on Sunday afternoon.

West Ham fans will be looking to enjoy a long cup run this season, and winning the FA Cup would be the ideal way to bow out of their Upton Park home at the end of the season.

Sunday's game will no doubt see manager Slaven Bilic field a strong team, but some fringe players may also be keen to be given a chance.

Defender Doneil Henry joined West Ham from Apollon Limassol just over a year ago, but has made just one appearance for the club - and that game in a Europa League game against Astra Giurgiu last summer.

The Canadian has had two loan spells with Blackburn, but given West Ham's recent injury problems, he may now be in contention to play against Rovers at Ewood Park on Sunday.

Additionally, young Bermudian striker Djair Parfitt-Williams has been tipped to have a bright future, and given injuries to a number of attackers, the 19-year-old may also be in line for an appearance as he looks to kickstart his professional career - and Hammers co-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to claim that both Henry and Parfitt-Williams are in the squad.



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